Advanced Sport Management Courses "We always have smth. to bring to the common basket"

02 March 2016

On March 2, 2016 first Session of the second edition of the ASMC started
at the Georgian NOC headquarters with the support of the IOC Olympic Solidarity. The Sessions will be conducted within the defined timeframe during 2016. The Course is organized and supervised by the IOC certified Program Director. Participants were welcomed by NOC First Vice President E.Berishvili. Noteworthy is great interest and willingness from the NSFs, Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, students and volunteers to take part in the educational courses and improve their knowledge and experience in management. Like previous edition of the ASMC Georgian NOC invited qualified sport experts to cover the MOSO topics and all the key issues of Management of Olympic sport organizations. The Secretary General, one of the founders of the NOC made a comprehensive presentation covering major issues of OSO management.

Advanced Sport Management Courses will allow volunteers and paid staff at Olympic Sport Organisations to expand their managerial skills while actively contributing to a unique learning community. By developing and presenting case studies, sharing experiences, and studying the material presented in the text, course participants will learn how to implement change and ultimately manage their organisations more effectively.

Advanced Sport Management Courses consist of six modules covering the following topics:
Organising an Olympic Sport Organisation
Managing strategically
Managing human resources
Managing finance
Managing marketing
Organising a major sporting event

Managing Olympic Sport Organisations, developed in cooperation with MEMOS (Executive Masters in Sport Organisations Management), provides the primary content for the learning experience and is the framework for delivery of the courses. The material presented is taken from Olympic Sport Organisations throughout the world and represents a balance of sport management theory and practical examples, providing a rich and extensive database of applied material. By using this book in the Advanced Sport Management Courses, participants should be able to identify what is and is not appropriate for their organisations and learn how to specifically apply the information to improve their organisations.

Participants in the Advanced Sport Management Courses fit one of the following descriptions:
Individuals at the senior/executive level of the National Olympic Committee, National Federations and other bodies responsible for the development of Olympic sport. Participants at this level will be able to use their expertise and experiences to contribute to the overall learning environment, while also being able to complete the presentations and case study work involved in the course.

Paid or volunteer managers at the OSO. These participants must have full support by senior/executive staff to ensure that they are able to meet the objectives and requirements of the courseon their organisations. After completing the six chapter modules, participants must evaluate the impact of the course on their organisation and themselves through the development of a report on the learning process, which will be presented and discussed in small groups with the Programme Director and Course Facilitators.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an Advanced Professional Certificate in the Management of Olympic Sport Organisations, certified by the International Olympic Committee.

I Session revealed high interest from the side of NOC staff, National Federation officials, Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, students and volunteers.

This second edition of ASMC had a successful start and all the participants creating learning community are involved actively in the study process of MOSO textbook. Last Session of the ASMC will be organized on June 8, 2016.